User talk:TopAce

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I tested with category:history page and it seemed to function just fine. All i had to do was to create a page named Categoty:History and add some text into it, And then correct all the category links from the concerning three articles. Also if you are doing the Ship Names could you take a look at 'Freespace 2 Ship Database' to see if there is a way of combining these quite overlapping articles. - Wanderer 05:56, 16 Nov 2005 (CET)

Thanks for the Category hint. As for the Ship names, some-one has already created a page that is the same as my Ship Names project. I will not finish it since it is already done - TopAce 17:32, 18 Nov 2005 (CET)

TopAce, our formatting on the timeline is conflicting. Please observe the gray/silver text to seperate the canon from the non-canon. Thanks! Galemp 22:26, 21 Nov 2005 (CET)

Grammar

Mobius

As far as I know, the plural form of names follows a specific rule. I've never heard of differences between the plural form of a proper name and the plural form of a common name, like Tornado. Tornados seem an acceptable variant of Tornadoes, no doubt about that, but I hard believe it's grammatically correct. I might be wrong, anyway. --- Mobius

NGTM-1R

Grammar evolves; how old is your book? But, yes, actually it does matter how something sounds spoken aloud. If you want your spoken language to sound stilted or stylized that's your problem, but don't come complaining to me when other people come along and decide it sounds just like what I said. - ngtm1r

  • However (in the meaning of "nevertheless") must *always* be preceded and followed by punctuation marks, that's the rule. All grammar books that I have seen—older and newer, including the most recent Oxford Advanced Learner's dictionary—say that. Check any that deals with punctuation; it will say just that. That's the way I learned it at high school, and now at university in Language Practice classes. - TopAce 07:22, 15 May 2008 (CDT)


By the by

"By the by" carries essentially the same meaning as "by the way." The former sees less use in contemporary English, but it is no less correct. It's good to see you keeping up with grammatical issues, but this one wasn't a problem. -- BlueFlames 20:07, 9 January 2009 (CST)

Valkyrie

The problem I have with it is that it's factually 'wrong as far as I can tell, as the Apollo is more than capable enough at the roles in the missions you cited as only feasible in the Valkyrie. Indeed, the Apollo is the default ship for both those missions and most people probably completed them in it. Ngtm1r 19:27, 18 January 2009 (CST)


Spoiler Template

In reference to your comment on this edit can you point me to where the general spoiler warning for the canon FS campaigns is? I failed to find it on the HLP main page, the FSWiki main page, or the FS2 portal. (Honestly, I think article-specific spoiler warnings are better than a general warning, that may inadvertantly put new players off of reading spoiler-free parts of the Wiki, but if there's concensus against them, so be it.) -- BlueFlames 12:31, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Not exactly what I was going for. I meant, where, on the "main page" is the warning to new players that the Wiki contains spoilers? -- BlueFlames 14:28, 27 March 2009 (UTC)